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Celebrating 15 years of the Indigenous Business Award program – thanks to our sponsorship family 

Photo: Vancity, IBA program sponsor Since 2009, the Indigenous Business Award (IBA) program has celebrated over 220 Indigenous businesses, showcasing their courage, skill, and strength that reflect the growing Indigenous economy in British Columbia.  BC Achievement is honoured to uplift these exceptional entrepreneurial models and set a course for others to follow, made possible by our steadfast and evolving sponsorship family.  Today, we express our heartfelt appreciation to the numerous supporters and partners of the IBA program. With each passing year, our sponsorship family grows, ...

Polygon Award in First Nations Art launches its 2023 Call for Nominations

Vancouver, BC (June 1, 2023): The BC Achievement Foundation has launched its 2023 Call for Nominations for the Polygon Award in First Nations Art. The 17th annual Polygon Award in First Nations Art (FNA) program recognizes BC First Nations artists for excellence in traditional, contemporary or media art. The Award is designed for artists from BC First Nations who have demonstrated a commitment to their art practice; have accumulated a body of work; and who are recognized in their communities as artists. “First Nations art in ...

BC Achievement Applied Art + Design Award launches its 2023 Call for Nominations

Vancouver, BC (June 1, 2023): Today the BC Achievement Foundation launched its 2023 Call for Nominations for the 19th annual Applied Art + Design Award. Presented since 2004, the Applied Art + Design (AAD) Award program celebrates British Columbians who excel in creating functional art. The program recognizes artists who work in mediums such as furniture, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, weaving, glass, fashion, to industrial design. “The Applied Art + Design Award program honours creators and makers – those whose innovative work contributes directly to both ...

Last Chance to Nominate an Indigenous Business for the 2023 IBA Program – Nominate Now! 

“The award had a profound impact on our company and community, propelling us to the next level.”Curtis Thomas, Warrior Plumbing, North Vancouver, 2022 IBA Recipient – Business of the Year (11+ employees)  When and Where to Nominate? Nominations for the 2023 Indigenous Business Award (IBA) program close tonight, May 31, 2023, at midnight. Visit the BC Achievement website and scroll down to access the nomination form.  How to Nominate? Nominate easily and conveniently online at bcachievement.com. If you have any questions, reach out to indigenousbusiness@bcachievement.com for assistance. ...

BC Achievement Foundation names Recipients of the 20th annual Community Award

Vancouver, BC (May 2, 2023): The recipients of the 20th annual Community Award were named by Premier David Eby and Walter Pela, Chair of the BC Achievement Foundation. The program, presented by BC Achievement – an independent foundation that honours excellence and inspires achievement throughout the province – recognizes extraordinary British Columbians who build better, stronger and more resilient communities. “This year’s Community Award recipients demonstrate exceptional commitment to making their communities – and our province – healthier, happier and more hopeful,” said Premier David Eby. “From ...

Nominations build individual capacity and community 

Photo: 2022 IBA award recipient, Culture Shock Life, Andrea & Donna Cranmer There’s no shortage of excellence in British Columbia. Bringing that excellence to the attention of the people of this province is the reason we exist. BC Achievement’s mission includes recognizing the accomplishments of individuals, groups and organizations in the areas of community leadership, applied art + design, First Nations art, Indigenous entrepreneurship and reconciliation.    Nominators are key to the success of these programs – they are the ones who take the time to ...